Posted on: June 25 2009 | Posted in: Upcoming Events

Plan to spend July 4th along the downtown New Orleans Riverfront and enjoy the Go 4th on the River celebration...ranked 5th "must see" fireworks display in the U.S.,
by American Pyrotechnic Association.

The 19th Annual Go 4TH on the River will feature
Entertainment and the Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza.

Bring your radios to the river for this passionate salute to America's independence, which will feature the one-of-a-kind dueling barges fireworks display along the New Orleans Riverfront. Simulcast
on Magic 101.9 and WWL AM, FM, and .com and heard in 38 states!
This patriotic tribute is one unique to New Orleans.

*A community project by the Riverfront Marketing Group.
2009 Presenters: Versabar, Zito Companies, and Chevron.

2009 Media Sponsors: WWL AM/FM and .com and Magic 101.9, WWL-TV Channel 4,

Produced by the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, French Market Corporation, Hard Rock Cafe, Harrah's New Orleans, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, JAX Brewery, New Orleans Paddlewheels, Riverwalk Marketplace, Steamboat NATCHEZ, and the Westin New Orleans Canal Place with support from the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Silva & Associates, L.L.C., and Lawrence & Associates, in cooperation with the City of New Orleans.

2009 Schedule is as follows:

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas/Insectarium

On July 3, 4 and 5, head to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon
Insectarium to celebrate the holiday! Get $4 off a single ticket adult, child
or senior admission purchase to the Aquarium or the new Audubon Insectarium
(excludes any combo offers or other discounts). Catch our newest addition
to the Aquarium—a new penguin chick! Also, see what the buzz is all about at
Audubon Insectarium located a short distance from the Aquarium on Canal
Street. Coupon online

Drago's Seafood Restaurant at The Hilton

Located within the entrance of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Drago's Seafood Restaurant, a local favorite and "Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster" is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. "Drago's sets the standard for casual seafood dining in New Orleans. Its peerless grilled oysters are the centerpiece of a menu that offers innovative food and classic platters with equal skill--all of it with a distinctly New Orleans flavor," says Tom Fitzmorris. Reservations are not accepted; for more information call 504-584-3911.

French Market Corporation

Enjoy shopping and dining at the French Market gift shops , Flea Market, and Farmers Market. All performances will take place in the French Market Performance Pavilion located in Dutch Alley at St. Phillip and Decatur Streets.

Free flag fans and patriotic tattoos; lemonade, sno-balls, beer, and hot dogs for sale all day.

Washington Artillery Park
11:00 a.m. Teddy Cross & Company Gospel Choir sing patriotic gospel
11:30 a.m. Second line with trumpeter and stilt walkers to Dutch Alley to be met by Treme Brass Band with students for a Louis Armstrong Tribute "When the Saints Go Marching In"

Dutch Alley Performance Pavillion
Noon Daddy-O Brothers Band featuring Lisa Lee
2:00 p.m. Larger -than-Life Signing the Declaration of Independence
3:00 p.m. Tuane & the 3rd Eye Production Band
5:30 p.m. Chuck Perkins and the Voices of the Big Easy
7:00 p.m. Preservation Hall Stars featuring Carl LeBlanc

Flea Market
2:30 - 3:30 pm Watermelon tasting at French Market Produce

New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park Visitor's Center
1:00 pm Chuck Perkins and Voices of the Big Easy
3:00 pm Showing of the 1957 film "Satchmo"

Hard Rock Cafe

Rock Out and Dine In at Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans. Come one, come all, whether you rock out to the strains of Kurt Cobain or bluesman Fats Domino is more your style, every musical taste is satisfied at Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans. Once an old Jax brewery storehouse, Hard Rock Cafe New Or leans has a unique style and charm plus an amazing outdoor balcony overlooking the famous, free-for-all French Quarter. Traditionally known for all-American cuisine made with the freshest ingredients, Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans' classic rockstar menu includes Twisted Mac & Cheese, Grilled Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon and a selection of "Legendary Experience" Burgers. online coupon

JAX Brewery

View Shopping Differently! Drop into the monumental Jackson Brewery for a taste of New Orleans history and shopping. Located on the Mississippi River, Jackson Brewery offers two full floors of stores, kiosks, restaurants, bars and cafes. Enjoy breathtaking views of historic New Orleans, and take home more than just memories.
Shop in today. Monday - Saturday 9am-8pm; Sunday 10am-7pm online coupon

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen

Front and center view for the Dueling Barges July 4th Fireworks on the Mississippi. Boarding 7:00pm to 8:00pm, cruising 8:00pm to 10:00pm with Creole Buffet Dinner, DJ music, and fireworks show at 9:00pm. Full Cash Bar available.
504-529-4567 or 800-445-4109 Coupon online.

Riverwalk Marketplace

Celebrate Independence Day at Riverwalk Marketplace with New Orleans' best shopping, dining and entertainment experience. On Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza, musical entertainment will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring The Bucktown All-Stars, Treme Brass Band, Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, and The Mixed Nuts. Come early. Shop. Stay late. Revel. Don't forget to print the online voucher to receive great shopping and dining savings for the entire family with the Riverwalk Premier Passport. On July 4th, Riverwalk's hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information about Riverwalk Marketplace visit or call 504.522.1555 online coupon for great savings and enjoy some of the best music in New Orleans!

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Bucktown All-Stars
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Treme Brass Band
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The Mixed Nuts

Steamboat Natchez

Best View in Town for the Fireworks Display! Served on the authentic Steamboat Natchez, a special "Go Fourth on the River" picnic-style dinner buffet includes items such as barbeque ribs, grilled chili-lime boneless chicken breasts, corn on the cob, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, pasta salad, a Kids' Korner for hot dogs and hamburgers, iced tea, and sodas. (Full cash bar for alcoholic beverages.) Enjoy the sounds of a prominent local DJ. Boarding in the heart of the French Quarter begins at 6:30 p.m. and sailing is at 7:30 p.m., returning after the fireworks display and docking no later than 9:30 p.m. Reservations Requested.

Our Harbor Day cruises on July 4th take place at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Optional lunch and beverages are available. 504-586-8777 or 800-233-2628
Coupon online.

Westin New Orleans at Canal Place

Enjoy the most scenic view of the mighty Mississippi River, plus see the magnificent fireworks show on July 4th from your guest room. Offer includes deluxe accommodations at $169 per night from 7/3/09 and 7/4/09 and a complimentary upgrade to a beautiful river view room. Please visit the link below to make reservations or call 1-888-627-8180 (ask for the Go Fourth on the River room block) Coupon online.

Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:00 pm

This unique salute to America's independence will feature a fireworks display from two barges over the Mighty Mississippi. Choreographed to stirring patriotic classics and simulcast on Magic 101.9 WWL AM, FM, and .com, paints beautiful strokes of radiant light with the sky as a canvas and color as the palette.